Hello PhysicsForums Readers, I need some advice concerning studying habits and techniques. I just started engineering undergrad in Canada, and while I feel I'm adequately intelligent to succeed here, my studying habits might possibly kill me. I feel like I love math and physics and the topics we go over, but it just feels overwhelming when I have to learn it so quickly for an exam. I'm just becoming overall anxious and basically pushing myself to the bottom here. Other students are able to study more effectively and are moving ahead of me. Can you tell me about a point in your life where you picked yourself up from "the bottom" or a low point in your academic career and began to achieve your full potential? What kind of mindset shift helped you break your mental blocks and begin to succeed? Thank you.